DoubleTree Hotel Opens in Downtown Evansville

After nearly five years of planning, the new Hilton DoubleTree hotel has opened in downtown Evansville.

At a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, Mayor Lloyd Winnecke called the construction of the hotel a test of personal and political patience.

“It’s hard for me to believe we started working on this project when I began in office in 2012, and here we are today in 2017 at the ribbon cutting.”

Winnecke also cited the city's partnership with Old National Bank, stating the company is the only reason "we're here today."

HCW Rick Huffman also took the podium, thanking the labor unions for their work during the construction phase of the hotel.

The ribbon was officially cut around 10:30 a.m. Mayor Winnecke held the ceremonial scissors while everyone in attendance was invited to stand behind the red rope for a photo opportunity.

Shortly after the thread was cut, the public was invited to tour the hotel and convention hall.

Stick with Eyewitness News throughout the today on social media for peaks at the new facility, and an extensive tour of the building on our evening newscasts.

Watch video of the DoubleTree ribbon cutting here:

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